Fostering Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogues

Economic Cooperation & CETA - On The Topic

Canada and the EU - shared values and interests should constitute the basis for a strong partnership and enhanced cooperation

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May 8th, 2017 - by Costanza Musu and Patrick LeBlond, University of Ottawa. At a time when Canadian officials and policymakers are scrambling to make sense of the new U.S. administration ’s rhetoric and actions on trade, immigration, and security, Ottawa cannot but view the EU as a relatively more stable and dependable partner. Moreover, EU...
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Economic Cooperation in Difficult Times

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CETD CAPSTONE Report: Canada and Europe Face 21st Century Policy Challenges: Convergence or Divergence? Economic Cooperation in Difficult Times - by Kurt Hübner and Armand de Mestral Political and Economic Relations The economic relationship between Canada and the European Union (EU) has undergone considerable evolution in recent years. This...
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European Parliament CETA Ratification – Helped by Trump?

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February 15th, 2017 - by Amy Verdun , University of Victoria Today the European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). There were 695 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) present of which 408 voted in favour, 254 against and 33 did not vote. It brings the completion of the ratification process another step...
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CETA approved by the European Parliament - what next?

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February 15, 2017 - by Patrick Leblond , University of Ottawa Today, the European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. Once the Canadian parliament has had a chance to have its say on the agreement, which could happen in the coming weeks, CETA will come into effect sometime in the summer. However,...
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Experts on CETA at Universities in Canada

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February 6th, 2017 The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is subject to ratification by the European Parliament (EP) and needs also to be ratified through plenary votes in national parliaments across the EU. While the majority of academic experts in Canada support ratification, public opposition in Europe and Canada has been...
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CETA AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

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December 12, 2016 - by Dr. Valerie D’Erman , Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria The signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU at the end of October does not mean that the ongoing full approval of the trade agreement is without more obstacles. CETA now has...
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Trade deal affects how Canadian firms do business

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Nov 5, 2016 - by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly / Op-Ed Times Colonist "The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement that Canada recently signed with the European Union is Canada’s most important trade deal since the North American Free Trade Agreement. CETA is likely to transform Canada much more than NAFTA has, and has already had a significant impact on...
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Le public européen et canadien a besoin d’un débat éclairé sur le CETA

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21 octobre 2016 Ceci est une lettre ouverte aux Européens et Canadiens signée par 16 universitaires canadiens qui croient en la valeur d’un débat plus raisonné et équilibré sur l’Accord économique et commercial global (CETA) entre le Canada et l’Union européenne pour la société et la démocratie Depuis plusieurs années, nous lisons et entendons...
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Open letter: The European and Canadian public needs a reasoned debate on CETA 

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October 21, 2016 This is an open letter to Europeans and Canadians signed by 16 academics based in Canada who believe in the value for democracy and society in a more reasoned and balanced debate on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union " For years, we have been reading and listening to the...
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CETA Ratification by the EU: Faraway, So Close!

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October 12, 2016 - by Patrick Leblond , University of Ottawa On October 27th, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his European Union counterparts are expected to sign, at a summit in Brussels, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which they began negotiating seven years ago. With those signatures, the treaty would then...
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